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Unconventional but highly-effective Yondonperenlei is off the mark for Mongolia

17 Nov 2017 19:30

Hohhot Grand Prix bronze medallist Yondonperenlei Baskhuu of Mongolia utilised the full trickery of his unorthodox style to outwit a stellar field in the U66kg category. World number 73 Yondonperenlei now has two medals from his two Grand Prix in this weight category after dispatching Hohhot Grand Prix winner Yakub Shamilov (RUS) by ippon. Read more

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Gjakova wins second Grand Prix title as Kosovo reign on day one

17 Nov 2017 19:05

Nora Gjakova of Kosovo won her second Grand Prix gold medal to send her country to the top of the medal table. The 25-year-old defeated Dusseldorf Grand Prix winner Theresa Stoll (GER) in the -57kg final as Kosovo coach Driton Toni Kuka was again working his magic with their accomplished women’s team who all live and train in the same street in the European nation. Read more

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Distria Krasniqi moves the into top 10 after gold in The Hague

17 Nov 2017 18:30

Distria Krasniqi of Kosovo celebrated winning her third Grand Prix gold medal as the 21-year-old can now already count herself as one of the world’s elite judoka in the U52kg category. European U23 Championships winner Krasniqi starred in the absence of her teammate and Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS) who will be a long-term absentee after recently undergoing surgery. Read more

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Bekir Ozlu grabs gold at Grand Prix The Hague

17 Nov 2017 18:10

Bekir Ozlu of Turkey was the star of the show in the U60kg category as he finished unbeaten after four contests in The Hague. World number 17 Ozlu can now wait for his invitation to the World Judo Masters in December after his win will guarantee a shift in position on the World Ranking List inside the top 16 and, on this showing, he will not be going there just to make up the numbers. Read more

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Daria Bilodid wins first IJF World Judo Tour event

17 Nov 2017 18:05

Ukrainian wonder kid Daria Bilodid struck IJF World Judo Tour gold for the first time on Friday as the precocious 17-year-old put the entire weight category on notice. The renowned teenager took bronze at the Hohhot Grand Prix in June before going to her first senior World Championships in August where she lost to Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh (KAZ) in the third round. Read more

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Preview Day 1: Grand Prix The Hague enjoys comeback of Olympic Champion Mudranov

16 Nov 2017 23:15

At the opening day of the Grand Prix in the Hague, the Dutch home crowd will be witnessing the return of Olympic Champion Beslan Mudranov. The Russian lightweight hasn’t done any event since his victory in Rio. In The Hague the current number 41 of the World Ranking will start up his engines against young Dutchman Tibo Volleman. In The Hague Mudranov can win his tenth World Cup and sixth Grand Prix. However Spaniard Francisco Garrigos starts as the top seed in the men’s lightest weight category. Read more

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Draw The Hague Grand Prix shows return of Olympic Champion Beslan Mudranov

16 Nov 2017 17:00

The Netherlands is proud to host an Grand Prix for the first since 2011. The Hague Grand Prix is the last Grand Prix of the year. The organisers of the World Championships in 2009 will start in The Hague with a fine field of 231 athlete from 43 nations. Olympic Champion Beslan Mudranov of Russia is the most remarkable name in the field, he makes his comeback, the Olympics were his last event. Read more

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